From CBD gummies to CBD tinctures—people are getting in their daily doses of CBD in all kinds of ways and for all kinds of reasons. From stress relief to focus and sleep, CBD serves up a noteworthy number of potential benefits. While the typical means of working CBD into a daily regimen are fine, you may want a more creative option to work into your wellness routine. In fact, some people enjoy getting their CBD right with their morning coffee or adding CBD-infused oils into their food. CBD mocktails are also something to consider.
What better way to unwind after a long day or enjoy a spa day at home than by making your favorite CBD-infused cocktail? Let’s take a deeper look at the wellness mocktail that is growing to be quite the buzzworthy way of getting CBD into your day.
So, what is a CBD mocktail?
A CBD mocktail is a sippable drink that contains CBD in some way. The liquid in the drink may be infused with a CBD oil or CBD tincture, the glass may be rimmed in sugar mixed with CBD oil, or there may be a thin layer of CBD oil hanging out on top of the beverage. Just as there are thousands of ways to make a cocktail, there are many ways to create a CBD cocktail. CBD mocktails are made without alcohol involved, but CBD cocktails may be laced with alcohol of some form, such as gin, bourbon, or rum.
Can I make CBD mocktails with any type of CBD oil?
What are the most important ingredients in a CBD mocktail? The type of CBD you use. Here’s why. The ingredients of each type of CBD oil or CBD tincture you use can affect the end flavor notes of the drink. For example, if you are using Ginger Tincture, your cocktail will have a slight ginger flavor when all is said and done. If you prefer to keep added flavors out of the mix, stick with an unflavored option, such as our CBD Healing Tincture.
CBD itself can also have its own earthy or grassy flavor; the cannabinoid is derived from a plant so the flavor notes are naturally earthen. However, full-spectrum CBD products can also contain aromatic terpenes that have their own unique flavor notes, such as citrus or sour apples. All of these flavor qualities give a touch of something more to an average CBD mocktail recipe.
CBD Mocktail Recipes to Try
- 1.5 oz water
- ½ tsp. Almond extract
- 1 oz. coconut cream
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 5-6 blackberries
- 3/4 oz. CBD simple syrup (CBD and equal parts of water and sugar)
In a cocktail shaker, mash the blackberries with the simple syrup containing CBD. Add the almond extract, water, coconut cream, and lime juice. Shake ingredients together vigorously, and then pour the mixture over crushed ice. Makes one 4-ounce cocktail.
Virgin CBD Bloody Mary
- 4 oz. tomato or V-8 juice (your choice)
- 1 to 2 droppers of CBD Healing Tincture (depending on preferred dosage)
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 oz. lemon juice
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of fresh-ground black pepper
- Pinch of celery seed or salt
- Dash of hot sauce (optional)
Add Worcestershire sauce, seasonings, hot sauce, and lemon juice to tomato or vegetable juice. Shake the mixture with ice, strain ice while pouring the mixture in a glass, top with CBD tincture, and stir. Add garnishes of your choice. Garnish ideas: celery, olives, pickles, lemon wedge, parsley sprig. Makes one 4-ounce cocktail.
Cucumber Ginger CBD
- 1 sliced medium cucumber
- 1 chopped ginger bulb
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar or blue agave nectar
- 5 oz. of sparkling water
- 1 or 2 fresh cucumber slices
- 1 to 2 droppers of Ginger Tincture (depending on preferred dosage)
Create a simple syrup of water and sugar by bringing the mixture to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, pour the hot mixture over cucumber and ginger. Allow soaking for two hours. Strain after soaking. To prepare the cocktail, add 1.5 ounces of prepared syrup to 5 ounces of sparkling water. Add Ginger Tincture and stir lightly. Garnish with fresh cucumber slices. Makes a 6-ounce serving.
Ready to make your own CBD Mocktail?
No doubt, CBD mocktails offer a new way to enjoy the CBD in your life. If you’re looking for top-quality CBD tinctures to add to your cocktail recipes, be sure to check out our full-spectrum CBD collection at Jenny’s Baked at Home, or pickup a tincture now and start making drinks ASAP!